LINGUIST List 7.98

Tue Jan 23 1996

Qs: IPA Font, Adjectives, Non-Native Slips of the Tongue

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  1. Satina, IPA Font?
  2. "David Harris", FW: Question about Adjectives
  3. "HOLOWACZ William", Slips Of the Tongue and Non-Native Speakers

Message 1: IPA Font?

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 10:56:24 EST
Subject: IPA Font?

 Am trying to track down a good IBM-format font for the IPA symbols.
If you know of one, preferably shareware that I can download, please
respond directly to:

 Thank you!

 Univ. South Carolina
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Message 2: FW: Question about Adjectives

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 17:01:43 GMT
From: "David Harris" <>
Subject: FW: Question about Adjectives

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From: 	David Harris
Sent: 	Thursday, January 18, 1996 7:53 PM
To: 	'IN%""'
Cc: 	''
Subject: 	Question about Adjectives

 Greetings: I am a language enthusiast who has recently taken an
interest in the more technical side of language (ie. linguistics.) I
have been making my way through a variety of basic textbooks in
linguistics, and I'm amazed everyday at how much I am learning about

 Right now, I am doing a few studies of my own to get a better
handle on certain aspects of various sub-fields. What I specifically
want to do at the moment is to assemble a list of the various types of
adjective groupings that appear in languages. I want to know, for
example, if adjectives can be defined in smaller sets according to the
attribute they express, ie. color, size, material make-up. At first, I
dove right in to the task, thinking I could accomplish this in no
time. Gradually, I came to the conclusion that more abstract
attributes would make my job much more difficult than I had imagined.
There are those, for example, that deal with time: (erstwhile, former,
future, veteran, etc. etc.) personality traits (generous, intelligent,
kind) present state of mind (afraid, angry) complexity of make-up
(simplistic, complicated - MAYBE THIS PARTICULAR GROUP COULD BE
SUBSUMED UNDER ANOTHER?) and, I suppose you could say that there are
proper adjectives just like there are proper nouns (Kafka-esque,
Dadaistic, a New York winter, a Genovese gentleman, even the English
language.) It finally occured to me that there may be some basic
listing put together in a study years and years back that every
linguist knew about and that it may just be a matter of asking on a
list or news group with a language-related theme. So, here I am. Does
anyone know of such a listing? I am also interested in discovering
what structural differences there might be between the members of such
groupings, so if you care to comment on that, I'd appreciate that as
well. As is the common practice on other lists of this type, I'll
gladly send out a summary of the answers I get. Thanks,
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Message 3: Slips Of the Tongue and Non-Native Speakers

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 09:24:15 GMT
From: "HOLOWACZ William" <>
Subject: Slips Of the Tongue and Non-Native Speakers
Dear Linguists,

 Would anyone know of any studies concerning slips of the tongue made
by non-native speakers of english and the implications with regards to
language interference?

Thank you,

William Holowacz
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